Leap Year 2012


Leaping Ambition

What will you do today ?
Don’t delay
Start something new?
Make Frogmore stew?
Take a chance on romance?
Learn a new dance?
Buy a new pair of pants
Stop with your rants
Take a positive stance
Sneak a glance
Learn a new chant
Forget the word “Can’t”
Buy a new plant
Paint a Rembrandt
and always enchant

by “Me”
2/29/2012

Why do we need Leap Years?

Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 65.242199 days (a tropical year) to circle once around the Sun. But.. the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn’t add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year.